Bug 101811 - confusing list of install boot options
confusing list of install boot options
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rhl-ig-as-x86 (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Sandra Moore
Tammy Fox
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Reported: 2003-08-07 01:36 EDT by Alex Williamson
Modified: 2014-08-04 18:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-28 19:31:28 EDT
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Description Alex Williamson 2003-08-07 01:36:19 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030803
Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1

Description of problem:
The web page lists the following:

Boot Loader Options

To pass options to the boot loader, enter the following at the EFI Shell prompt:

Shell>elilo linux option

Acceptable options that can be passed to the installation program are as follows:

    *      text � use text mode installation program
    *      lowres � use 640 x 480 resolution
    *      dd � use a driver disk
    *      expert � expert mode
    *      askmethod � select the installation method you would like to use when
booting from the CD


  It's confusing that these are all options that get passed to
anaconda and there are no kernel options listed. Customers have
have confused the "text" option to imply a serial console.  Perhaps
some common kernel boot options would be useful here.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Read web page
2. Get confused ;^)

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Comment 1 Sandra Moore 2003-08-28 19:31:28 EDT
This has been clarified and will be available in the next release of the
documentation. Thanks for the feedback.

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